Before working with hibernate in your code, you will need to configure Hibernate with information regarding your database such as host, port, credentials etc. You also need to create mappings that tell hibernate how to map the state of a Java entity to the columns of its corresponding table.
We can configure various hibernate features either through annotations or through xml files (hbm files). Preferred approach currently is annotations.
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